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'QuickType' Keyboard for iOS 8 Offers Context-Aware Predictive Typing Suggestions

As a part of today's unveiling for iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a new "QuickType" feature for the onboard keyboard which offers context sensitive predictive typing suggestions among other features.

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For instance, an example message asking a user about "dinner or a movie" displayed button suggestions like "dinner", "a movie", and "not sure", while the feature will also learn how a user types and suggest specific slang used over time. Apple also promised that QuickType will protect a user's privacy when learning conversations throughout iOS, as the feature will also work in over 10 different languages.

QuickType will ship as as a part of iOS 8, which will be available later this year.

Related roundups: iOS 8, iOS 8 Features

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Posted: 7 weeks ago
They came through with 3rd party keyboards! :)

I'm liking the increased openness Apple is showing with iOS 8.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
3rd party keyboards... oh yeah.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
This is a welcome change but...

I was really hoping to see Apple implement a swipe/gesture based option similar to Android keyboards. I'm itching to switch back from an Android device and this kind of feature speeds up performance across every aspect that requires text input.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
Swype for iOS? Hell yes!
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
Just like android


And late too...
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
Like I said, swype keyboard! Hell yes! I will def switch back to iPhone!! (When a bigger screen is available)
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago

Exactly. I'd rather have swype over this, or both!


unfortunately, nothing beats Swype... :(

It's coming..
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago

Exactly. I'd rather have swype over this, or both!


they allow 3rd party keyboards systemwide now so i am sure someone will implement swype sooner than later
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago

This is a welcome change but...

I was really hoping to see Apple implement a swipe/gesture based option similar to Android keyboards. I'm itching to switch back from an Android device and this kind of feature speeds up performance across every aspect that requires text input.

Your prayers have been heard.

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they allow 3rd party keyboards systemwide now so i am sure someone will implement swype sooner than later


That was Swype on the keynote.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
Makes me wonder if Apple waited to implement all this keyboard stuff until after the trials, where Samsung had to pay a ton of money for supposedly infringing Apple's old autocorrect patent.

It would've been a heckuva lot harder to claim damages for something trivial like that, if it could've been pointed out at the time, that Apple themselves had also implemented ideas used by others.
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